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Kit Carson Kit Carson Amphitheater
- 100 Amphitheater Drive
- Escondido, CA 92025
- (Kit Carson Park)
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Open daily from sunrise to sunset
Indians of the acorn culture were the first inhabitants of Kit Carson Park. The park was named after Christopher (Kit) Carson, the famous scout who guided Captain John C. Fremont over the Sierra Nevada Mountains during a government exploration expedition. The park sits in a valley that is approximately five miles west of where Kit Carson fought in the Battle of San Pasqual. A historical monument commemorating the battle is located on Mule Hill, one mile southeast of the park.
The City of Escondido acquired the land for its largest regional park from the City of San Diego in 1967. One hundred acres of the park have been developed and 185 acres have been preserved as natural habitat. The newest addition to Kit Carson Park is Queen Califia's Magical Circle, the only American sculpture garden by the internationally acclaimed artist, Niki de Saint Phalle.
Upcoming event at Kit Carson Kit Carson Amphitheater
- Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m.
- Patio Playhouse opens its Plays in the Park summer series with "The Wizard of Oz," the classic musical based on the 1939 MGM film. The beloved tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, features songs like "Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had a Brain," "The Merry Old Land of Oz" and many more. The cast features adults and ... Read more
All upcoming events at Kit Carson Kit Carson Amphitheater
Patio Playhouse Presents 'The Wizard Of Oz'July 25, 2019